Media: don’t mess with Singapore

Media: don't mess with Singapore - The Nation, August 9, 2006
...The latest edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review called Chee Soon Juan, leader of the Democratic Party, a martyr. The island-state's overactive self-defence mechanism kicked into gear with all guns blazing. The magazine ran a profile of Chee in which he expressed his views on former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and his son, the current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
...Last week, as part of a policy review, Singapore said that foreign publications - particularly the Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek and Time magazine - must now put down a deposit, equivalent to Bt5 million, as well as hire a legal representative. This requirement sends an unambiguous message to foreign media...
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